Indian media Praising style and Abandoned as a child bride story on Washingtonpost

New Delhi: While the Indian media was going ga ga over Modi- Obama camaraderie, the western media published this story today. The Washington post reporter Annie Gowen (India bureau chief) has publish with title” Abandoned as a child bride, wife of Narendra Modi hopes he calls”

She’s waiting for him, as she has been all her life. But when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi dined with Barack and Michelle Obama at a glittering banquet Sunday night, his wife wasn’t by his side.

Modi, 64, kept his teenage marriage a secret for decades during his political ascent and only last year admitted that his wife exists.

The wife, Jashodaben Chimanlal Modi, is a retired teacher who lives in a small town in Modi’s home state of Gujarat. Although she had not heard from her husband in years, she says she still hopes to join him one day in the capital as his spouse.

“If he calls me, I will go,” she said in an interview. “I hear all his speeches on TV. I feel very good when I hear him speak. I want him to fulfill all his promises to the people. That’s my prayer to God.”

Narendra Modi, the son of a man who sold tea in a railway station, comes from a lower caste called Ghanchi. He and his wife were promised to each other as young adolescents in keeping with the traditions of their community. They were then married in a small ceremony when she was 17 and he was 18.

Read more the fully story ” Abandoned as a child bride, wife of Narendra Modi hopes he calls “

US media is concerned with many other serious issues which the US citizens would like to know,then to cover about a Meeting between Obama and Modi which has so far been just symbolism for Obama(to please his audience) and for Modi(to help BJP in Delhi elections).

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2 Responses to Indian media Praising style and Abandoned as a child bride story on Washingtonpost

  1. अरविन्द को गणतंत्र दिवस के अवसर पर न बुलाकर बीजेपी के सियासतदारों ने बहुत बरी भूल की
    क्या इन्हे ये नहीं दिखाई देता की दिल्ली की बहुत सारी जनता अभी भी अरविंद को बहुत पसंद करती है
    इस तरह की हरक़त यह दर्शाती है की बीजेपी दिल्ली की जनता का सीधे सीधे तिरिस्कार कर रही है
    शीला दीक्षित जैसी नेता के लिए इनके पास सम्मान है पर अरविन्द जैसे ईमानदार व्यक्ति के लिए नहीं
    क्या सन्देश देना चाहते है मोदी,
    क्या ये की अब इस देश में हेरा फेरी, चोरी और गुंडागर्दी करने वाले व्यक्तियों को ही सम्मान मिलेगा
    तो क्यों न हम यही शिक्षा देश को बच्चों को भी स्कूल में दें,
    क्यों ढकोसला करते हो अच्छे संस्कार देने का,
    ये देश तुम्हारी जागीर नहीं है, तुम तो अपने आप को राजा समझे बैठे हो,
    यही तो अरविन्द भारत की जनता को समझाना चाहता है कि नेता तुम्हारे नौकर हैं राजा नहीं
    पर नहीं इस देश के लोगो को जी हुजूरी में मजा आता है,
    एक तरफ तो राष्ट्रपति जी कहते हैं की जनता के फैसले का सम्मान करना चाहिए और दूसरी तरफ ये तिरिस्कार,
    अगर 10 -15 दिन बाद अरविन्द मुक्य मंत्री बन जाते हैं तो तब भी क्या मोदी इस बात को झुटला सकेंगे,
    मतलब ये चाहते हैं की बस तुम कुछ मत बोलो , जो हम करते हैं चुप चाप करने दो,
    और जो बोला उसे चारो तरफ से घेर लो,
    अन्ना का बयान भी ये दर्शाता है की वह भी मिले हुए थे, मुझे तो पहले ही शक था की वह आर एस एस के ही नुमाइन्दे हैं.
    इसीलिए ये तो चाहते थे की अरविन्द सिर्फ एक हतियार बने बीजेपी को सत्ता दिलाने के लिए
    पर अरविन्द एक सच्चे देश भक्त हैं उन्होंने हमारे दिलों में जली हुई मशाल को बुझने नहीं दिया
    ऐसे व्यक्ति के लिए तो कई गणतंत्र दिवस कुर्बान
    भूल है बीजेपी की कि उन्होंने अरविन्द का अपमान किया है,
    गणतंत्र तुम्हारे सुसज्जित भव्य समारोह से नहीं देश को लोगो से बनता और मनाया जाता है और दिल्ली का दिल इस समय अरविन्द के साथ है, जल्द ही सबको पता चल जायेगा
    जय भारत

  2. Papers hail the breakthrough in the Delhi-Washington nuclear deal, and reflect on India’s democratic journey as the country celebrates its 66th Republic Day.

    The US and India on Sunday announced a breakthrough on a pact that will allow American companies to supply India with civilian nuclear technology.

    It came on the first day of President Barack Obama’s visit to India.

    The nuclear pact had been agreed in 2008 but the US was worried about Indian laws on liability over accidents.

    “When Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the two countries were proceeding towards commercialisation of the deal, it is evident that a final page has been decisively turned with the policy hurdles having been cleared,” says The New Indian Express in an editorial.

    The paper, however, cautions that the deal is yet to be put into practice by Indian and US companies.

    “We should welcome the outcome with caution for we know agreements have to be translated into reality. There could be slips between the expectation and the eventuality,” it adds.

    The Hindustan Times says “the agreement ensured that a day replete with symbolism also packed in plenty of substance”.

    “In addition, the two sides operationalised joint production of key defence equipment, spoke of a new vision for the Asia Pacific, where rival China is flexing its muscles, strengthened cooperation in clean energy and pledged to fight terror,” it says in a report.

    The Deccan Herald seems to give much credit for the deal to personal ties between the two leaders.

    “From their warm hug at the airport to the one-on-one discussion over tea at Hyderabad House, a personal chemistry was at work between Mr Obama and Mr Modi,” it says.

    But beyond such symbolic gestures, papers have also been discussing the fine details of the deal.

    “The next steps aren’t clear, though. The situation now is that the White House expects a ‘Memorandum of Law’, explaining how Indian law is compatible with what the US seeks on liability. The [Indian] ministry of external affairs doesn’t have a timeline on this, saying it is a ‘work in progress’,” senior analyst Praveen Swami writes in The Indian Express.

    Other analysts feel that the complexity of this deal shows the difficult nature of Washington-Delhi ties.

    “That it has taken six years to get to this partial solution is a reminder of how difficult it is to get complex things agreed upon between two countries with robust democratic structures and independent judiciaries,” says an article in the Hindustan Times.

    The report also discusses the possible role Washington expects India to play in Afghanistan.

    “Obama and Modi spoke briefly of the two working together to ‘help Afghanistan through its present transition’, glossing over the deep differences between the two countries on reconciling the Kabul government with the Taliban,” it adds.
    Papers are also discussing India’s democratic past and the future as the country hosts Mr Obama as the chief guest on its Republic Day celebrations.

    The Times of India praises the country’s constitution and its track record as the world’s largest democracy.

    But it adds that “India has been a chronic underachiever relative to potential… Indians still do far better abroad than they do at home. This needs to change”.

    The papers also sound caution over the rise of Hindu nationalism in India.

    The Times of India says Hindu nationalist organisations like the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) need to play a better role in keeping India united.

    The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party draws its ideological roots from the Hindu nationalist RSS.

    “On economic policy, they [RSS] support the same left-wing dirigisme that has kept India down. And in social policy they want to keep minorities down, a 21st-century no-no which would also boost Muslim fundamentalism,” says the paper.

    The Asian Age says the Indian state has continued to show its inherent characteristics of aspiring to deepen democracy.

    But the paper also highlights Mr Modi’s struggle to keep the RSS happy while pushing the country on the path of development.

    “The struggle is obvious, with a former RSS activist [Mr Modi] adorning the office of prime minister and being constrained to remain mute on transgressions of the democratic ethos by those of his ilk, even as he himself speaks ever more forcefully of ‘development,” it says.